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Winnipeg Jets Extend AHL Affiliation with St. John's IceCaps

Wednesday, 03.09.2014 / 12:45 PM / News Articles
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Winnipeg Jets Extend AHL Affiliation with St. John\'s IceCaps
The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club announced today they have extended their American Hockey League affiliation with the St. John\u2019s IceCaps for one year through the 2015-16 hockey season.

The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club announced today they have extended their American Hockey League affiliation with the St. John’s IceCaps for one year through the 2015-16 hockey season.

The IceCaps are entering their fourth season this year as Winnipeg’s primary affiliate, having entered into an affiliation when the Jets rejoined the National Hockey League in 2011-12. That season also marked the return of the AHL to St. John’s for the first time since 2005.

“This is a proud day for the St. John’s IceCaps and I believe it epitomizes the never-say-die attitude our organization has exuded since day one,” said IceCaps President and CEO Danny Williams. “This extension will mean two more years guaranteed AHL action in St. John’s. I would like to thank Mark Chipman, Craig Heisinger and the Winnipeg Jets organization for extending our relationship which has proven to be one of the most successful in the league. Thanks to our loyal fans and incredible corporate support we look forward this season to breaking the AHL record for consecutive sold out games.”

“We are pleased to have agreed to an extension with Danny & the IceCaps organization that will see our top prospects develop their game there through 2016,” said Kevin Cheveldayoff, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets. “We have always maintained that St. John’s was an excellent hockey market which provided our players the opportunity to learn the game in an intense atmosphere backed by the support of some of the most fervent fans in the country. While the costs and difficulties associated with travel and location remain a concern, we will continue to work to find a solution that benefits both organizations in the long term.”

Since the St. John’s franchise moved from Manitoba in 2011 where they were formerly known as the Manitoba Moose, the IceCaps have become one of the AHL’s most successful organizations. Led by Head Coach Keith McCambridge and Assistant Coach Mark Morrison, the IceCaps advanced to the Calder Cup Semi-Final in 2012 and then last season made it all the way to the Calder Cup Final. In three seasons, they have an overall regular season record of 121-84-10-13. The IceCaps have helped develop 22 players who have appeared in games with the Winnipeg Jets such as John Albert, Ben Chiarot, Patrice Cormier, Michael Hutchinson, Carl Klingberg, Eric O’Dell, and Paul Postma. First-year pros, like Brenden Kichton, J.C. Lipon, Adam Lowry, and Josh Morrissey got their initial taste of pro hockey with the IceCaps and now hold bright futures as potential Winnipeg Jets. Off the ice, under the guidance of Williams and Governor & COO Glenn Stanford, the Ice Caps have sold out all 114 home games since they arrived back in St. John’s, as well as donated more than $1.5 million in cash and in kind to local charities in the St. John’s area.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 65 22 30 13 52
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
B. Wheeler 63 17 29 13 46
D. Byfuglien 65 15 27 6 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 65 10 26 2 36
M. Frolik 65 14 20 5 34
D. Stafford 59 11 17 -20 28
J. Tlusty 55 13 11 -19 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 8 5 .918 2.34
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.57
 
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